A Drive-Through LACMA?

The latest renderings for Peter Zumthor’s proposed museum campus stretch across Wilshire Blvd, avoiding an encroachment on the Tar Pits. The new design also gives more breathing space for the Pavilion for Japanese Art, which was previously all but surrounded by two pseudopods.

In Diller, Scofidio + Renfro’s early conception for the Broad, cars and pedestrians entering the museum would face each other through glass. That idea was tabled. The new Zumthor concept would literally be a drive-through museum (one with its own subway stop).